12:41

Riding past snowdrifts in full summer kit: what a day! Personal best time for Tourmalet West too #FasterWithAge wink smile

11:19

What a morning for a ride. Stunning up at Gazost. Sealed road in this valley ends 9.9km from home, which is handy! wink

15:15

Lucky to say endless awesome parcours within 10km of home. This spot only 2.5km for example. Yes, v.lucky! #StaySafe

12:56

Today's ride: Above the clouds in glorious sunshine. Col d'Aspin. Sublime.

15:01

Mates teasing me about lack of MTB action, so here you go: Bike. Dirt. Mountains! wink Just another day in paradise smile

14:32

Well slap my thigh! wink Col d'Aspin... on Feb 16... in shorts! Set a PR too so double awesome! Happy days! grin grin

17:04

Temporary shelving setup in the garage for training. Strangely motivational... hmmmmmmm... wink

15:15

Today's ride: found a deer trapped by wire fence so helped it escape & run off hopefully unscathed. PS: was nippy! wink

11:49

Today's ride: Beautiful trundle through autumn colours, inc. this section of forest dirt. Yes planned, not lost! tongue

12:10

Today's ride: Cols Ichere & Lie. No big climbs as taking it easy. Not that several km of almost 10% is *that* easy wink

14:47

Today's ride: Short but sweet. Overlooking the Baretous valley & later getting stuck in animal traffic. Baaaaaa!

09:38

Today's ride: rolling along a supply branch of the Canal du Midi. And up to a random castle... because... why not? smile

10:36

Today's ride: Lac de Saint Ferreol. Beautiful area I think is bit like a mini Black Forest - sadly minus beer/cake sad

10:34

Today's ride: just a little local spin in the foothills. What a day for it though! smile

11:53

Look who finally joined me up the Aspin, yay! Crazy weather for end of August but only slightly damp so no probs smile

10:45

Today's ride: Erm... where's the mountains & what's this blue stuff? wink Cruising between beaches on the Medoc coast.

10:52

Today's ride: what's wrong with this picture? Answer: not much! grin Beautiful spin even if a little 'lost' at times wink

11:32

On today's ride: little bridge crossing the River Ousse. Still so many little gems like this to discover near home smile

09:46

Today's ride: Back on cliffs above Saint-Cirq-Lapopie because... why not? Few drops of rain a welcome refreshment!

10:24

Second ride of the day: short cool down with Pratiwi, who also tried #HaySurfing for the first time wink Not bad! grin

07:21

Beautiful sunrise ride to avoid forecast heat. Rolling hills & shady forests actually made for perfect conditions smile

10:15

Today's ride: Dodging cattle normally no big deal but when herd has young & giant bull present some care required! wink

11:14

Beaut Baronnies ride this morning. Road in the background is typical of the area: nothing straight & nothing flat! grin

11:39

Beautiful day up top smile Felt knackered when leaving home but much better after this. Wish it was always the way! wink

14:42

Glorious day to ride the Col d'Aspin. Not much traffic but loads of riders out... and cattle... Moo! wink smile :)

14:51

Guess there are worse places to be forced to ride a trainer wink Easy spin in the sunshine, perfect conditions smile

11:47

Not quite my normal view from a bike sad But... thanks to FFC & Kinomap just took a spin up Col de la Colombiere smile

12:35

Our w/e trip to Lisbon cancelled for obvs reasons sad However, there are worse places to be stuck wink #SelfIsolation wink

13:23

Another amazing day for a ride. Jan/Feb this year been rubbish skiing but awesome on the bike! Swings/roundabouts wink

15:40

Today's ride: stunning day for a tour of the Val de Gave. Plus some climbing up the sides, inc Ortiac for these pics.

12:56

Today's ride: Hourquette d'Ancizan & Col d'Aspin. In the middle of winter. In shorts (you can't see) wink Ridiculous!

12:51

Today's ride: Bit of an explore out West. Beautiful sunshine all ride. So quite. Should come this way more often!

14:58

What. A. Day! 4 hour ride should just about make room for dinner. Happy holidays everyone! smile

14:03

What. A. Day!!!! Couple of ski days in the legs this week but they seemed to go OK - bonus! grin

12:40

At last - cycling in Sunshine! Stunning autumn colours have been hiding most of the month but today all was forgiven.

12:02

Tonne up North to Lac du Gabas. Could be last sunshine for a long time but what a day to end our endless summer! wink

17:59

See what happens when you say, "pretty please" wink Perfect conditions for an arvo ride. And post ride refreshments! grin

12:41

October Tourmalet in full summer kit. Amazing conditions but think that's last of the year. Now bring on the snow! grin

13:00

Crossing a surprisingly clear river Rhine on today's ride... where the Swiss/German border was also crossed 5 times!

12:33

Today's ride: lovely sunny loop from Chiemsee round by Reit im Winkl & return. Felt flat as a pancake! grin

10:37

Morning tootle on the bike. Austrian valleys, lakes, churches & castles under brilliant blue skies. Beautiful stuff.

09:49

Stunning scenery & brutal gradients. Passes Falzarego, Valparola, Falzarego - again wink - & Giau. Utter perfection.

15:29

Afternoon ride: Passo Valparola... as you can never ride too many epic passes in a day (before it starts to rain)! wink

10:04

This morning's ride: Sella Ronda (clockwise). 4 passes, 3 of them higher than the Tourmalet. Simply Spectacular!

14:15

Today's ride: smash fest up Passo del Cuvignone then cruise on shores of lake Maggiore through Laveno. Lovely stuff.

12:54

When visitors ask to ride the Tourmalet. Erm, OK, if we must! wink Social time, so beers at the top. Cheers! grin

11:57

When visitors ask to ride Soulor/Aubisque. Erm, OK, if we must! wink Always spectacular. Even stopped for crepes. Nom!

16:36

When visitors ask to ride Hourquette/Aspin. Erm, OK, if we must! wink Clouds & rainbows but didn't get wet - perfect!

11:15

Today's ride: followed a chunk of La Vuelta course. Mostly closed & empty roads in stunning countryside. Awesome! smile

12:30

Today's ride: thinking of something shorter but too nice a day so ended up here. Ooops wink Nice end to a big week smile